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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 10-1 
 2. Nelson G. 9-2 
 3. Southland S. 7-3 
 4. Canterbury 6-4 
 5. Taylor Hawks 6-5 
 6. Taranaki MA 2-8 
 7. Manawatu J. 1-9 
 8. SC Rangers 1-10 
Full Standings

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Daishon KNIGHT
  Manawatu.
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Knight, Manawatu.25.5 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.25.3 
 3. Iverson, Manawatu.24.2 
 4. Douglas, Taranaki.21.5 
 5. Jones, SC Rangers21.1 
 6. Shepard, Canterbury20.3 
 7. Thames, Canterbury20.1 
 8. Wilson, SC Rangers19.6 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.19.5 
 10. Peak, Wellington S.19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Javonte DOUGLAS
  Taranaki.
  (203-F-)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Douglas, Taranaki.11.3 
 2. Majok, Wellington S.10.9 
 3. Coleman, Southlan.10.0 
 4. Shepard, Canterbury9.3 
 5. Iverson, Manawatu.8.7 
 6. Jones, SC Rangers8.4 
 7. Delany, Nelson G.8.2 
 8. Brandt, Taylor H.8.1 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.7.7 
 10. Pledger, Southlan.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Lindsay TAIT
  SC Rangers
  (190-G-82)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Tait, SC Rangers7.6 
 2. Adnam, Nelson G.7.0 
 3. Shepard, Canterbury6.9 
 4. Ili, Wellington S.6.7 
 5. Kenny, Taylor H.5.5 
 6. Knight, Manawatu.5.3 
 7. Weeks, Southlan.5.0 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.5.0 
 9. Raukawa, Southlan.4.1 
 10. Thames, Canterbury3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Winston SHEPARD
  Canterbury
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Shepard, Canterbury2.6 
 2. Thames, Canterbury2.4 
 3. Iverson, Manawatu.2.4 
 4. Adnam, Nelson G.2.3 
 5. Delany, Nelson G.1.9 
 6. Woods, Taranaki MA1.7 
 7. Tait, SC Rangers1.7 
 8. Ili, Wellington S.1.6 
 9. Kenny, Taylor H.1.5 
 10. Dempster, Nelson G.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Maxwell DARLING
  Canterbury
  (196-F-0)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Darling, Canterbury1.6 
 2. Scott, SC Rangers1.6 
 3. Smith, Taranaki MA1.3 
 4. Pledger, Southlan.1.3 
 5. Iverson, Manawatu.1.0 
 6. McRae, Manawatu J.0.9 
 7. Jones, SC Rangers0.8 
 8. Henry, Wellington S.0.8 
 9. Washburn, Cante.0.6 
 10. Smith-Milner, Nelson G.0.6 

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Round 9 (Regular Season)

Manawatu J. Jun.30 Canterbury 86%
SC Rangers 59% Jun.24 Taranaki MA
Taylor Hawks 83% Jun.23 Taranaki MA
Canterbury 90% Jun.23 Manawatu J.
Southland S Jun.22 Wellington S 55%
Manawatu J. Jun.21 Nelson G. 92%
NBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Saints and Rangers to clash for title - Jun 3, 2016


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Torrey Craig
Wellington S. - Southland S. 79-75

Wellington Saints advanced into NBL Final after they held off Southland Sharks in the semifinal clash. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sharks won third quarter 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Saints forced 19 Sharks turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Torrey Craig (198-90, college: USC Upstate) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. American-Fijian forward Tai Wesley (201-86, college: Utah St.) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international center Alex Pledger (215-87, college: Belm.Abbey) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Australian power forward Nicholas Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Sharks. Four Saints and five Sharks players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Wellington S.: T.Craig 21+12reb+4ast, T.Wesley 20+6reb+2ast, S.Ili 13+4reb+5ast, B.Davis 13+5reb+1ast, B.Anthony 7+4reb, L.Henry 5+4reb
Southland S.: A.Pledger 17+11reb+2ast, N.Kay 16+6reb+3ast, D.Bailey 15+7reb+2ast, E.Bartlett 12+2reb+2ast, M.Norton 11+5reb+3ast, D.Raukawa 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 472186


Canterbury - Waitakere SCR 85-104

Waitakere reached the NBL title game as they rallied past Canterbury. The game was mostly controlled by Rangers. Rams managed to win third quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by Rams helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international guard Lindsay Tait (190-82) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international guard Corey Webster (188-88, college: Lambuth) chipped in 28 points and 5 assists. Four Rangers players scored in double figures. American guard McKenzie Moore (198-92, college: UTEP) produced 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 6 assists and naturalized American forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St.) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Waitakere SCR: C.Webster 28+3reb+5ast, T.Roberts 25+5reb+1ast, L.Tait 18+10reb+9ast, E.Devendorf 16+5reb+1ast, R.Te Rangi 9+3reb+1ast, M.Vukona 8+5reb+1ast
Canterbury: M.Moore 35+7reb+6ast, M.Jones 17+8reb+3ast, M.Karena 13+3reb, G.Dawson 8+6reb, E.Rusbatch 4+5reb+1ast, M.Whippy 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 472185


  




Jordan
Ngatai
Ngatai number one in New Zealand for round 8 - 1 day ago
International Forward Jordan Ngatai (196-F-93, agency: MKP Management) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Wellington S., receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 8. The 24-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Manawatu J. (#7, 1-9) 79-70. It allowed Wellington S. to consolidate first place in the New Zealand NBL. Wellington S. has a very good season and are considered to have a run fo...   [read more]

Julian
Washburn
NBL Round 8: Sharks are defeated by Rams - 2 days ago
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most important game in the last round took place in Southland between third ranked Sharks (7-3) and fourth ranked Rams (6-4) on Friday night. Sharks were defeated by Rams at home 89-77. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Sharks. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Julian Washburn (203-91, college: UTEP) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and the other A...   [read more]

Dominique
Kelman-Poto
Kelman-Poto's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 8 days ago
Forward Dominique Kelman-Poto (201-F) put on an amazing game in the last round for SC Rangers and receives a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 7. He had a double-double of 26 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Taranaki MA (#6, 2-7) 93-86. SC Rangers maintains the 8th position in New Zealand league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 9 games and recorded just one victory. Kelman-Poto just recently signed...   [read more]


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